Eun-Soo Park

Incentive Contracting Under Limited Liability

We examine the nature of incentive schemes between the principal and the risk-neutral agent in the presence of the agent’s limited liability and ex ante action choice. We consider alternative schemes when a simple rental contract is infeasible due to the limited liability of the agent and study the effectiveness of a performance bonus scheme in achieving the first-best outcome. We also discuss some implications of such schemes in real practices.